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Overnight Backpacking Trip - Intermediate/Advanced

Boy Scout Troop 718 - Private Events
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Endorsed by Curators:
May 20 6:45AM - 3:00PM

CLICK HERE to view all Troop 718 Events

Eligibility Note:

To be eligible for this backpacking outing, you must have participated on a previous Troop 718 backpack trip.

This is a 12-mile backpack with over 1,000 feet of elevation gain/loss. The scout needs to be physically capable of carrying backpack with gear final participation eligibility will be subject to SM/ASM approval.

This is not a beginner backpack trip. CLICK HERE to register for the beginner backpack trip the same weekend.


We're "packing in" and spending one night in the wilderness at West Fork Trail Camp in the Angeles National Forest. The hike will start at the Red Box trailhead; approximately 12-miles round trip with 1,000 ft of elevation gain. This is the first in a series of backpacking training outings to move to the next level for backpackers to gain more experience and build their backpacking skills.

Scouts that participate in this outing and the following series of backpacking outings will be eligible for multiple night Backpacking outings in 2017 - and - MAY be eligible for the Long Term (5 nights) Backpack trip to Rae Lakes Loop this summer.


  • We will have MANDATORY backpack inspection 2 days prior to departure.
  • El Retiro Park - parking lot, Thursday, 5/18/17 @6:30pm

Uniform : Class B

Type of Outing : Backpacking

Cost: $25 approximate

Transportation meeting place and time: El Retiro Park 6:00 am

List of attending scoutmasters:

  • Bob Travis, Asst Scoutmaster
  • Brian Arthur, Asst Scoutmaster

Gear to bring:CLICK HERE (download Backpacking Checklist)

Video : How to pack a backpack CLICK HERE

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